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I’ve been learning that America is truly beautiful. I’d collected evidence of this last winter, when I visited my first two American national parks. But I learned it, without a doubt, during our recent road trip north, when we stopped in a few very beautiful, very grand, national parks – so grand, in fact, that two of them earned the word grand in their very names! Can you guess which national parks I’m talking about?

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I don’t know why it is, but whenever I think of U.S. National Parks, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t the Grand Canyon, the rock arches throughout Utah, or the arctic wildlife of Alaska. It’s Yogi Bear. It’s obvious that I need a proper education in America’s National Parks, isn’t it? At Petrified Forest N.P. and Saguaro N.P., I finally got it.

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This adventure happened almost a year ago, and I wanted to share it at the time with you on Wandering Footsteps, but I was trying to get a story about it published. It finally happened: my story about searching for sea turtles in Oman was published by Global Green Travel! Here’s a link to that story as well as an photo-filled alternate version.

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